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Quayclean’s Commonwealth Games achievements help team members in career advancement

Quayclean’s Commonwealth Games achievements help team members in career advancement
April 8, 2019

Just 12 months ago, Quayclean mounted its single largest month of operations when it undertook the cleaning and presentation work at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Quayclean was highly acclaimed for its cleaning and presentation work for over 1.5 million local and international visitors across 11 venues over an intense two-week period.

The work included over 1,000 accredited team members, all employed directly, who produced over 65,000 hours of work.

By every measure, Quayclean’s work was acknowledged as a great success, while also proving to be a transformational event in Quayclean’s history and its hard-working employees.

Quayclean Chief Executive Mark Piwkowski stated “we demonstrated to the world that we have skills beyond our size and that we are a first-class cleaning and presentation services company. Our work was completed professionally and efficiently with many life-long friendships created.”

Like its role at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games proved to be a significant springboard for other major new clients such as the Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Oval, NSW Office of Sport venues, The Southport School on the Gold Coast, Blacktown City Council, and the Parliament of Victoria.

The Commonwealth Games proved to be an opportunity for staff members to be seconded to roles on the Gold Coast where they seized the opportunity and demonstrated their skills and leadership. Many have been promoted to new positions and many have added significantly to their existing positions.

Individuals whose careers have taken on new roles or responsibilities include:

• Tom Mills - GOLDOC Games Manager, now Quayclean General Manager - Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand 
• Alex De Graaf - Carrara Stadium Manager, now Senior Contract Manager Sydney Opera House
• Diana Rendon - Help desk Coolangatta Beach Volleyball, now Payroll an Administration Officer at Quayclean head office
• Suin Hettige - Site Manager Robina Stadium, now Contract Manager at Sydney Opera House
• Lexie Clark - Games Administrator and Human Resources Lead at the Games, now Human Resources and Administration Coordinator at Quayclean head office
• Allan Patman - Night Shift Manager, Carrara Precinct, now Senior Contract Manager, NSW Office of Sport
• Dave Holt - Gold Coast Aquatic Centre lead, now Regional Manager, NSW Office of Sport
• Roxie Mullany - Currumbin Venue Manager, now Team leader at NSW Office of Sport, Narrabeen 
• Chris Arratia - Venue Manager, Oxenford now Venue Manager, Parliament House, Victoria
• Manuel Gonzalez - Night Shift Manager Oxenford Studios, now Caulfield Racecourse Manager
• Lina Angarita - Night Shift Supervisor, Carrara Precinct, now Night Manager, The Gabba, Cbus Super Stadium and Queensland Administration Coordinator

Commenting on the career progression of the team members, Piwkowski stated “we are proud of the work of all our team to host one of the world’s largest sporting events and thrilled for many of our leaders whose careers have further developed within Quayclean.

“At the anniversary of the 2018 Commonwealth Games we salute and congratulate all our staff for their work and whom made a critically important contribution to our success, reputation and development.”

To contact Quayclean, click here to view their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory. 

Image: Quayclean staff at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Courtesy of Quayclean.

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